Coyote Goes to the Sky
  • May 2, 2020 1:00 am
  • 57:40 mins

Sometimes the smartest people have the hardest time being heard. From Lucy in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, to Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter, it’s often those who are small or young that have the best ideas but the smallest audiences. Today, in a story by Susan Strauss, we’ll hear about an underestimated spider who is smarter than a Coyote. We’ll also hear more tales of animals and young people from Norah Dooley, and Bill Harley. On today’s episode, enjoy the following: Story Kickoff: “Molly O’Donahue” by Norah Dooley Story Spotlight: “Coyote Goes To The Sky” by Susan Strauss Storytime: “Bucket of Beans, Clarisse, and the Bubble Machine” by Bill Harley Radio Family Journal: Alpine Yodeler Storyteller Spotlight: Susan Strauss Susan Strauss is recognized internationally as a storyteller of natural history performances, combining mythic/traditional story with personal anecdote and scientific information to provoke an experience of natural archetypes, including: water, plants, marine life, landscapes, wolves, and other creatures. Susan also tells fool stories, hero myths and traditional stories of feminine and masculine archetypes. She gives storytelling performances and workshops at a host of different places including museums, aquariums, assorted professional conferences, and school assemblies throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia. She teaches at Oregon State University and is affiliate faculty at University of Idaho. Her material is generated from extensive research in linguistic, anthropological and biological texts. Susan has produced multi-cultural storytelling books and award-winning audio recordings of children's and adult stories, all of which can be ordered from her website at